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Bestbuy celebrates members, vendors at annual gala

Auto Service World

Bestbuy Distributors held its annual gala dinner and warehouse trade event last weekend. The dinner was attended by shareholders and vendor partners at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel for a night of camaraderie and celebration. Long-standing shareholder members were recognized. … The post Bestbuy celebrates members, vendors at annual gala appeared first on Auto Service World.

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In Automotive Technology Training? Exploring Cybersecurity in an Ultra-Connected Automotive Landscape

Automotive Training Centre

As the automotive industry evolves, vehicles are no longer simple machines but complex interconnected systems that blend hardware and software. This integration makes cybersecurity an essential component of automotive technology training. Understanding the intersection between traditional automotive skills and modern cybersecurity measures is critical for technicians entering this field.

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BYD Showroom Burns to the Ground After One Electric Car Bursts Into Flames

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Although statistics show electric vehicles are less likely to catch fire than gas-powered cars, some brands seem to get in the news more often because their cars burnt. BYD is one such brand, with many vehicle fires reported in recent years. However, this might simply be because the brand sells more vehicles than other brands. Electric vehicles have a bad reputation when it comes to vehicle fires despite the fact they are far less likely. ( continue reading.

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Anyline to host the T.I.R.E. Summit

Tire Review Magazine

Anyline is inviting tire, fleet management and automotive service industry professionals to participate in T.I.R.E. Summit. The one-day event, which will take place June 13 in Vienna, Austria, will address how technology can advance tire safety, efficiency and performance, according to Anyline. The T.I.R.E. Summit will include multiple keynote presentations and panel discussions on the topics of technology and innovation in the industry, business intelligence and data use, tire regulations and s

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The changing landscape of auto parts stores

Auto Service World

The landscape of auto parts stores in the United States experienced notable shifts over the last few years, according to a recent report from Lang Marketing. From 2017-2023, the mix of jobber stores and retail auto parts stores saw substantial … The post The changing landscape of auto parts stores appeared first on Auto Service World.

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ChargePoint and CBRE Report Shows Increase in Workplace EV Charger Demand

Automotive Fleet

The demand for workplace electric vehicle charging stations is increasing as trends show a rise in charging sessions. More stations are needed, according to the report.

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Tesla Cybertruck's Gigawiper Is Again in the Spotlight As Wiper Motors Fail Repeatedly

autoevolution

Tesla Cybertruck's gigawiper has puzzled people since the first prototypes were spotted wearing it. The gigantic contraption is again in the spotlight after Cybertruck owners started complaining that the wiper motors were failing. The issues started popping out as storms and bad weather put a strain on the wiper assemblies. Early prototypes of the Cybertruck lacked wipers and side mirrors, and many Tesla fans considered that a cool f. ( continue reading.

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The top used vehicles consumers search for

Auto Service World

New research from Compare the Market found that used cars from American and Japanese manufacturers are the most sought-after worldwide, outshining newer market entrants from China. The study, which analyzed nearly 500 used vehicle models’ online search volumes over the … The post The top used vehicles consumers search for appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Supply, Lease-Returns, and Interest Rates Driving Near-Term Vehicle Market

Automotive Fleet

CAR 2024: An all-star panel of economists and data analysts find that used/wholesale vehicle prices and values will remain above the previous “normal” levels last seen in the late 2010s.

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His Cybertruck Broke Down Too Often, so He Pleaded With Tesla and Elon Musk for a New One

autoevolution

Tesla's first all-electric pickup truck – the Cybertruck – looks like nothing else on the road today. Some would even call it the supercar of the pickup truck world because it has that divisive exterior design. That's not all there is to it, though. The EV has many more cool tricks up its sleeve. But if you can't enjoy your $100,000+ ride, then all that fancy stuff might no longer impress you.

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Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Tech Isn’t ‘Just Around The Corner’ And Now Owners Can Sue Over It

Jalopnik

Elon Musk’s and Tesla’s lies about the readiness of actual full self-driving cars is starting to catch up with them. A judge has just rejected the Austin, Texas-based automaker’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit that the company misled owners – tricking them into believing their vehicles would soon have self-driving… Read more.

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Auto sales show modest recovery in April

Auto Service World

However, DesRosiers’ numbers show a ‘clear slowdown’ as consumers aren’t yet returning to dealerships at pre-pandemic levels The post Auto sales show modest recovery in April appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Edmunds: Availability of affordable used cars grows in Q1

Auto Remarketing

Edmunds director of insights Ivan Drury highlighted multiple tailwinds that could help the retailing of used cars. What could be most beneficial for dealerships of all stripes is getting a boost of older, more affordable vehicles. Drury cited a variety of positive data points as reasons why via his analysis of the first quarter. “The return of holdout buyers should help bolster the supply of more affordable, older used vehicles.

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Tesla Cybertruck Ends Up in a Ditch, It Looks Every Inch a Write-Off

autoevolution

We have seen wrecked Cybertrucks before. But none seemed quite like this. The electric pickup truck ended up in a ditch full of water. The crash simply plucked out the door panels. It is indestructible. It is invincible. You can shoot at it, slam it with a baseball bat, metal ball, meteorite, or whatever. It just won't break. It just won't give in.

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Here's More Proof Tesla Faked Its Cybertruck Vs. Porsche 911 Drag Race

Jalopnik

When Tesla showed the Cybertruck beating a Porsche 911 down a drag strip while towing another Porsche 911 , everyone who knew anything about cars was a bit, well, skeptical. As more information came out and YouTubers did deep dives on whether or not the results shown by Tesla were actually possible, it turned out that… Read more.

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Why there’s a ‘sense of urgency’ around industry change

Auto Service World

As knowledgeable automotive aftermarket experts retire, how does the industry fill the gaps? The post Why there’s a ‘sense of urgency’ around industry change appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Commentary: The Canadian automotive aftermarket needs to plug in

Auto Service World

The automotive aftermarket is sitting on the sidelines as the electric vehicle transition takes place The post <span style=color:#ff0000>Commentary:</span> The Canadian automotive aftermarket needs to plug in appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Connect draws big crowds for largest event yet

Auto Service World

Auto Care Connect brought together hundreds of auto care professionals to provide them with the latest insights, information and trends. Attended by leaders in various segments from the auto care industry to foster innovation, collaboration and growth, the event featured … The post Connect draws big crowds for largest event yet appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Now I've Seen Everything: Mirror Rose Gold Tesla Cybertruck Rides on Dual-Tone 30s

autoevolution

Ladies and gentlemen, everything is possible in life – don't let anyone deter you from achieving even your wildest dreams. Seriously, only the sky is the limit – and not even that when you have enough money and love cars. This past week, I have seen the Rol. ( continue reading.

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Clever: Amazon Doesn't Charge Its Fleet of Rivian Vans During the Day

autoevolution

Rivian has been inspired enough not to enter the electric sedan market. As a young automaker, it had to target the most profitable and popular auto segments – SUVs and pickup trucks. Besides making the right electric vehicles from the get-go, it also decided to create battery-powered vans. That helped it survive its most challenging era: the official beginning of it all.

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Harley-Davidson Undertaker Will Put Rival Cruisers Into the Ground

autoevolution

The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is one of the most appreciated bikes that presently roll off the lines of the Milwaukee bike maker. Testimony to that reality are both the many examples that roam the streets in stock form, but also the literal flood of customized ones we come across on a nearly daily basis. Harley-Davidson introduced the Fat Boy at the end of the 1980s at the Daytona Bike Week as a V-twin cruiser built in the purest softail st. ( continue reading.

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Vandals Are Cutting Supercharger Cables, but Tesla Is on Top of It

autoevolution

Reliable DC fast charging is what the US needs to accelerate the transition to zero-tailpipe emission vehicles. Most people won't drive an all-electric car unless they are able to comfortably travel long distances. The more Supercharger-like stations, the better. Sadly, vandals are now targeting existing locations and making life harder for those who have already made the switch.

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Xiaomi Car Breaks Down Beyond Repair Minutes After Delivery, Owner Offered a Refund

autoevolution

The debut of the first Xiaomi car, officially referred to as the SU7, was a hit, and the Chinese tech behemoth bragged about the solid demand on multiple occasions. The company's CEO went as far as saying that Apple users love Xiaomi's car, as more than half of the people w. ( continue reading.

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Tesla's Cybertruck Can Easily Tow an 8,000-Lb Trailer, but Not Very Far or for Cheap

autoevolution

A capable all-electric pickup truck can be a great vehicle. Tradespeople, for example, will find it convenient to power their many tools without a generator and spend less on fuel (if they charge at home or the office). But when it comes to towing, things start to look rather disappointing. Suppose you have $100,000 lying around for a new pickup truck, and Tesla's triangle on wheels catches your eye.

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Bill Gates Once Wanted To Buy a Mercedes-Benz, but Had a Special Request. Mercedes Said No

autoevolution

Bill Gates once went into a Mercedes-Benz dealership with a very special request. However, the automaker told him his request was impossible to fulfil. So, he went next door and bought a Volvo instead. Terry Haigh, former Sales Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue, remembers that, in 1989, before he was hired by Mercedes-Benz, he worked for a dealership that sold Jaguars, Porsches, and Audis in Bellevue, Washington.

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The One That Started It All! Airstream's "Clipper #1" Has Been Found and Restored

autoevolution

The first of anything is clearly special, but when that first something signifies the birth of a legacy, it transforms into something else; it becomes an icon. With that in mind, we explore the very first riveted Airstream's story, the one before you today, all nice and shiny from a restoration process. Back in 2017, an Italian collector searching through forgotten corners of Mexico City ran across what was believed to be an original. ( continue reading.

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Is a True Z11 Gem With a Numbers-Matching L78

autoevolution

When it comes to first-generation Chevrolet Camaros, there's no denying that the COPO ZL-1 is the ultimate iteration, the holy grail of the lineage. Featuring an all-aluminum V8 developed for drag racing, the ZL-1 was built in just 69 units. It's rare and quite expensive. ( continue reading.

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2025 Rivian R1T Prototypes Spotted Testing New ADAS Equipment With No Camouflage

autoevolution

Rivian is preparing a mid-life refresh for its R1 models, which are expected to start deliveries this summer. One of the key highlights of the update is a new driver assistance package. Several R1T prototypes were spotted calibrating the new equipment using a Lidar array. Once considered essential for autonomous driving, LiDAR sensors are being abandoned by carmakers as they see that Tesla's vision-only approach is working.

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Google Maps for Android Gets a New Feature You Didn't Know You Need

autoevolution

Improving an app doesn't always come down to shipping major new features and fixing the existing bugs; it also comes down to subtle refinements that users didn't even think about, significantly upgrading their experience. The latest quiet ( continue reading.

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1958 Plymouth Belvedere "Black Widow" Is a Meaner "Christine" With 392 HEMI Power

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"Christine" and "Black Widow" are two of the most iconic nicknames of the automotive industry. The first one made the late 1950s Plymouth Fury famous thanks to a novel by Stephen King and a subsequent movie by John Carpenter. The second name adorned a 1957 Chevy that introduced fuel in. ( continue reading.

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Cozy, Carpenter-Built Camper Van Boasts a Unique U-Shaped Kitchen and a Hidden Shower

autoevolution

When building a camper van by yourself, having certain skill sets can make the process a whole lot easier. For instance, if you're a carpenter, like the owner of the rig I'm checking out today, you might have an easier time crafting your dream camper interior. Meet Josh and "The Boondocker 3.0," a 2021 Ram ProMaster transformed into a ( continue reading.

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As If the Super Sport Package Wasn't Enough: 1963 Impala SS Has Big Upgrade Under the Hood

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The Super Sport package was born on the Impala in 1961. Available for only $53 in the first year on the market, the SS treatment didn't bring many changes, gradually becoming a highly desirable upgrade in the following years. In 1963, the Super Sport was already the model everybody was drooling over, contributing to the record sales the Impala eventually obtained in 1965 (when it became the first car in the US to sell more than 1 mil. ( continue reading.

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1964 Pontiac GTO Hides Rare Tri-Power/Auto Setup Under Yorktown Blue Hood

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Introduced for the 1964 model year, the Pontiac GTO got a significant makeover in 1965. The refresh saw the introduction of stacked dual headlamps and a slightly more aggressive front fascia. While this styling is usually the most popular with the GTO crowd, the first-year version remains my favorite. Yeah, it may look a bit bland, but it makes fo. ( continue reading.

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Fisker Going Bankrupt Freaked Out Rivian Owners and People Looking To Buy an EV

autoevolution

Until Fisker descended into chaos, nobody considered a car company's financial stability when they ordered one of their vehicles. However, once the cat gets out of the bag, nobody can ignore the frightening prospect of losing all service and support for their vehicle. Now, Rivian owners and even those considering a Tesla are scared that these companies might be in a similar situation.

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Short Camper Van Brilliantly Fits Many Features in Its Cozy Interior, It's Now for Sale

autoevolution

Adventurers frequently choose vans with longer wheelbases for camper conversions due to the additional real estate they offer. However, even if you go for a model with a really short wheelbase, that doesn't mean you can't find clever solutions to make full use of the available space. Don’t take my word for it – I got just the example to prove what I just said.

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The Struggle Never Ends: Kia Still Can't Convince Customers To Patch Cars Against Kia Boys

autoevolution

The viral Kia Boys theft method that put a target on almost every Kia and Hyundai car in the United States (not only the ones vulnerable to the hack, as thieves didn't care about the model year and broke the window of any vehicle wearing these badges) isn't coming to an end. More shocking, customers whose cars are exposed to the infamous theft method don' ( continue reading.

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Mark Zuckerberg Has 'Disappeared' Megayacht Launchpad and Shadow Vessel Wingman

autoevolution

No one buys a leisure craft like a superyacht, much less a megayacht, and sincerely welcomes the increased attention – and criticism – that comes with it. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg can relate. Earlier this year, in what was dubbed a rather surprising move for one of the world's most un-billionaire-like billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg became a first-time superyacht owner.

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